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Les catastrophes naturelles dans les romans caribéens d’expression française

Alessia Vignoli    Institut d’études romanes, Université de Varsovie, Pologne    

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The notion of ‘disaster’ pervades the Caribbean thought. The common origin of the Caribbean region, the European colonization, caused two disasters: the extermination of Native Americans and the deportation of African slaves. The union between nature and the oppressed people against the oppressor resulted in the creation of an environmental conscience that the Caribbean literature has often expressed. This essay will investigate the common points shared by some Haitian, Martinican and Guadeloupean authors in the writing of natural hazards. It will show that, despite the diversity that marks the Caribbean, there is a repetition of common features that proves its geopoetic unity.

Pubblicato
22 Dicembre 2020
Accettato
09 Settembre 2020
Presentato
30 Luglio 2020
Lingua
FR

Keywords: Natural disastersHaitian LiteratureDisaster literatureEcoliteratureFrench-Caribbean Literature

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